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Sonata Arctica Announces “Acoustic Adventures” Finnish Tour

The Press Release:
Sonata Arctica will embark on The Acoustic Adventures Tour in early 2019.
As one of the most famous melodic metal acts in the world, the band shows its
diverse talent by exploring their music acoustically. The Acoustic Adventures tour will take place in Concert Halls all over Finland.

Tickets will become available on Monday, October 29th.

And Now The Same Infornstation in Finnish:

SONATA ARCTICA “ACOUSTIC ADVENTURES” -KIERTUEELLE ALKUVUODESTA
Maailman suosituimpiin melodisen metallin yhtyeisiin lukeutuva Sonata
Arctica näyttää moniulotteisuutensa heittäytymällä akustisen
ilmaisun pariin talvisella Suomen kiertueellaan. Akustisen ohjelmiston
lisäksi Sonata Arctica laajentaa reviiriään keikkapaikkojen osalta,
sillä “Acoustic Adventures”-nimeä kantavalla kiertueella bändi
esiintyy normaalista keikkaympäristöstään poikkeavasti
konserttisaleissa ympäri Suomen.
Liput kiertueen konsertteihin tulevat myyntiin maanantaina 29.10.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow it looks like I need to get myself to Finland because not only am I a tremendous fan of the band Sonata Arctica and their incredible songs and delivery, we are also allies in this wild world of Metal Music Media. I always catch them when they come to town and strongly suggest friends do the same. Sadly a trek to this is hardly easy but I wonder what some of you closer to the country might think about it so please chime in down below.

Ensiferum Announces 2019 “Path To Glory” North American Headlining Tour

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Though we haven’t even finished with the Fall season, the winter tours for the upcoming year are getting announced. This one should be interesting as its the long hoped for return of Ensiferum. Read on down below.

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The Press Release:
After nearly four years of absence, ENSIFERUM has announced a full North American headlining tour. Set to begin January 5th and run through January 29th, support will be provided by Septicflesh as well as an additional opener still to be announced.

Comments bassist Sami Hinkka, “It’s been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters. So early 2019 we will set sails and head to your shores and we are not coming alone. We will join forces with a brilliant and ass kicking band, Septicflesh, and a special guest. What a way to start a new year! This tour will leave its mark on the history of metal so get your ticket in advance and get ready to mosh with us like there is no tomorrow. On this tour, we have no chance to play in every city that we would want to, so we are doing our best to return to North America for a second time in 2019. Stay tuned and see you soon!”
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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour w Arkona

Though I’m not exactly in place at my Heavy Metal HQ in NYC at the moment, I’ve been monitoring the events to come and all the happenings that you need to know straight away. That leads me to this fresh tour news from Finnish Folk Metal masters Korpiklaani. Check it out below.

The Press Release:
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new studio album Kulkija (“Wanderer”), on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. To bridge the gap until its unveiling, the band has launched another album trailer, in which they talk about the album’s recording and production. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcugCiRzQl4
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Dramatic Lineup Changes In Finland’s Santa Cruz :(

It was just about a week ago when I pointed out that the Finnish Rock band Santa Cruz had pulled out of the remaining dates on their US Tour. They were one of the many openers for Fozzy and also doing some headlining dates on the off times during this run. We did that HERE if you missed it and want to be properly up to speed.

Though there wasn’t any sort of full OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT made about the status of the tour and why it was cancelled on their Official Website or Facebook Page, it seemed as though the band members took to their personal Instagrams and posted that they had left the group; Here are the embedded posts from Johnny Cruz, Taz Cruz and Middy Cruz (Joonas Parkkonen, Mitja Toivonen and Tapani Fagerstrom respectively).


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Santa Cruz Cancels Spring Headline & Fozzy Supporting Dates

Finnish Rock sensations Santa Cruz are currently on the road supporting Fozzy (which we shared months ago on THIS POST) and well, earlier today the band issued the statement that follows their photo. Let’s have a look.

The Statement: “Santa Cruz fans, we regret to inform you that we had to cancel our remaining shows on the U.S. Tour. If you purchased tickets for our headline shows (March 20th, 22nd, 23rd or 24th), please contact the appropriate venue for information on refunds.”

The Cancelled Gigs:
March 20, 2018: Pub Station (Headline) @Billings, MT
March 22, 2018: The Aquarium (Headline) @Fargo, ND
March 23, 2018: Nomad (Headline) @Minneapolis, MN
March 24, 2018: What’s Up (Headline) @Mankato, MN
March 27, 2018: Turner Ballroom w/Fozzy @Milwaukee, WI
March 28, 2018: Bottom Lounge w/Fozzy @Chigago, IL
March 29, 2018: Intersection w/Fozzy @Grand Rapids, MI
March 30, 2018: Shelter w/Fozzy @Detroit, MI
March 31, 2018: Oddbody’s w/Fozzy @Dayton, OH
April 2, 2018: House Of Blues w/Fozzy @Cleveland, OH
April 3, 2018: Jergel’s w/Fozzy @Pittsburgh, PA
April 4, 2018: Upstate Concert Hall w/Fozzy @Clifton Park, NY
April 5, 2018: The Gramercy w/Fozzy @New York, NY
April 6, 2018: The Foundry w/Fozzy @Philadelphia, PA
April 7, 2018: Aura w/Fozzy @Portland, ME
April 8, 2018: Wally’s Pub w/Fozzy @Hampton Beach, NH

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